Sebastien Bourdais has continued to keep the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R out front in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the one-quarter mark.
The Frenchman holds a 11.8-second lead over the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Scott Dixon, with Helio Castroneves running third in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05.
Castroneves is in contention despite a slow pit stop for an issue mounting the car’s right-rear tire.
The race has continued to run green since the third hour, in what has seen the DPi field slowly gap out.
The No. 11 WIN Autosport entry of Matt Bell leads LMP2, having extended their advantage following a storming stint by co-driver Tristan Nunez.
Bell holds a 40-second advantage over the No. 82 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson of Fabian Schiller, with Tower Motorsports’ John Farano running in third.
The class pole-sitting No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca has dropped down the running order after going behind the wall with an issue.
Scott Andrews paces LMP3 in the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan while Corvette Racing runs 1-2 in GT Le Mans, headed by the No 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R of Alexander Sims, despite an off-course excursion.
GT Daytona, which has seen the closest-fought battle so far, is currently being led by the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Klaus Bachler.
Bachler holds a two-second class lead over the No. 1 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Bryan Sellers in second.